Kid’s TEVA Kimtah

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - My son is rough on his shoes. Really rough. He's a boy, and he's active and never stops moving until he konks out at night. His clothes and shoes take a beating, and they need to be rugged. Enter TEVA. We've had great luck with Teva shoes holding up until he grows out of them. He loves this brand and asks for it by name. The Kimtahs are tough and they look great. I love the toggle closure as opposed to laces; they're quick and easy, and I don't have to … [Read more...]

Companies that side with Monsanto vs. the Good Guys

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - You might be surprised to learn who is backing Monsanto in trying to stop the 522 initiative to label GMOs. A lot of companies supporting Monsanto are no surprise, Pepsi, Coke, Clorox--companies we know have zero interest in our health. But it's the ones that we thought were looking out for us that are so disappointing. The ones that sell organic food and promote health. Companies we trusted. Shame on them! No more Lara Bars for us. No more Alexia (love … [Read more...]

First Birthday Gift Ideas For Your Baby

Nature Moms - When it comes to a baby’s first birthday, knowing what gift to buy them can be tough. Especially if this is your first child and you’re really not sure what you’re doing. Of course, you’d give your baby the world if you could, but sometimes the products in the world are made from harmful toxins and dangerous materials that can harm the environment.  Here are some of our favorite picks, available right here online. From organic cotton sleepwear to sustainably made toys and … [Read more...]

Treasure8: The Systemic, Tech-Driven Solution to Food Waste

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - San Francisco, California-based regenerative food tech company Treasure8 is seeking funds to help propel it on its mission — to revolutionize how food is managed along supply chains, and address the global challenges of food waste, nutrition and climate change along the way. “The world is waking up to the fact that we’re cooking ourselves — there is a need for solutions that are not some incremental growth, year after year; they need to come right out the gate … [Read more...]

How to grow and harvest ‘cut and come again’ lettuce, for perpetual salad greens

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Harvesting a large crisp head of lettuce from the garden is a wonderful thing, but for faster yields and longer harvests, a cut and come again lettuce bed can put salad on your plate all season long. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Scotland produced enough wind energy for double its homes in last 6 months

Latest Items from TreeHugger - In the first half of 2019, Scottish wind generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes, almost double the number of homes there. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Protected areas are not forever

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Protected area coverage has grown, but their impermanence means they must be defended. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

As emissions rise, UN climate talks take on greater urgency

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Shyla Raghav, CI's climate change lead, discusses the importance of the UN climate talks in the face of a new report. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – Green Fertilizer

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

Review – Good Earth Beauty

Reduce Footprints - I love Eco-friendly beauty and body-care products! While I take it as my personal responsibility to research both products and companies, I will admit that completing "due diligence" takes a considerable amount of time and effort. So I was thrilled when I was introduced to Good Earth Beauty, a company which does all the "leg work" for us.Karen Ostrach, the founder of Good Earth Beauty, became concerned about body care products when her daughter, at age 10, suffered an … [Read more...]

Get Cozy with Horny Toad Blushfire

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Starting to get chilly? Horny Toad has the most wonderful fleece for cold weather coziness. Their Blushfire Fleece is so butter soft, furry and plush, it's sure to become a winter favorite. The Blushfire Pant is comfortable and warm, perfect for hanging out at camp or at home. The fit is true to size, a tiny bit long on me with a 31" inseam (I'm 5'5), but doable, especially with shoes. I wear an 8/10 and the medium is a good fit. There's some give, and a … [Read more...]

DYSON DC47 Animal Ball Canister Vac

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Dyson has a new canister vacuum and it's....well, I have to say this, it's super cute. It's very compact, so it's kind of like a baby vacuum. It may be adorable, but it packs a punch and I'm amazed at what a good job this little vacuum did on my floors.My house is small and open concept, so the shorter cord worked fine for me. It probably wouldn't make sense for a large home, but an apartment or studio or small place like mine would be ideal. I have bamboo … [Read more...]

How to safely leave your pet at home?

Nature Moms - Not many owners have the luxury of being with their pets all the time and in many cases, this is not necessary at all. Dogs can be alone for a while (if the animal is well trained) if you go to work or go shopping. Cats, on the contrary, can stay alone for much more time, for example, when you go on vacation. But it’s important that you leave the house safe and well-prepared for them. With these 8 tips, you can leave your pet as safe as possible! 1. Don’t leave any small … [Read more...]

Spring Allergies: 10 Ways To Help You Deal

Life The Green Way - Yay, spring is finally here! I'm excited about the longer days, warmer weather, and finally being able to wear sandals again!  I am NOT, however, looking forward to another allergy season.  It's nice to know that I'm not alone though: an estimated 54% of the American population has a reaction to at least one allergen (a substance, often a protein, that causes an allergy, such as pollen or dust).  Although indoor allergens like dust mites, mold, pet dander and … [Read more...]

12 Popular Green Myths Debunked

Life The Green Way - Most people think that going green is either much too expensive or way too much trouble for them to be bothered with because they're unsure of what exactly is green and what's not. Here I've debunked 12 popular green myths.Green Myth 1: When Appliances Are Off, They Don't Use PowerLife The Green Way ©Fact: Appliances and other electronic devices continue to use power even after they've been turned off. Vampire power, also called "standby power," is the energy a piece of … [Read more...]

What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - The Zika virus that ravaged its way through South America, and up into parts of Florida and Texas, in 2016 had a devastating social and economic impact. The virus was linked to birth defects in thousands of Brazilian newborns, whose mothers were infected while pregnant. World Health Organization estimates suggest up to four million people were infected in Latin America and the Caribbean by early 2017. Other figures argue that up to 117 million people, including … [Read more...]

A Bounty of Fresh Herbs and Spices Creates a Summertime Mediterranean Feast

Living Green Magazine - These delicious recipes will give you a taste of the food and flavors of the Mediterranean area.  The countries around the Mediterranean produce an abundance of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables that has been the basis for healthy eating for centuries. Lebanese Chef Joumana Accad specializes in bringing traditional Mediterranean summer favorites to dining room tables everywhere. Through her popular food blog, www.TasteofBeirut.com, she has shown thousands … [Read more...]

15 Epic Shipping Container Homes [Infographic]

Living Green Magazine - The team at TFM Removals has put together information on 15 epic shipping container homes.  As the need to repurpose things is becoming increasingly more important, shipping container architecture is paving the way for a more environmentally friendly and cost effective approach to home building. There are some great projects going on throughout the world and we have picked 15 of our favorites.  Originally posted at … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #28

Skeptical Science - Debunk of the Week... El Niño/La Niña Update... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... Debunk of the Week... Non-peer-reviewed manuscript falsely claims natural cloud changes can explain global warming CLAIM: "Man-made Climate Change Doesn't Exist In Practice... During the last hundred years the temperature is increased [sic] about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – No Smoking

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

Do You Smoke?

Reduce Footprints - Create your own user feedback survey Join us on May 22nd for the results. (c) Reduce Footprints - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Need a bigger skirt? You may have upped your breast cancer risk

The Green Parent - Have you found that your skirt size has creeped up over the years? Your risk for developing breast cancer might be increasing right along with your skirt size. Researchers at the Gynecological Cancer Research Center at University College London, recently completed a study on over 93,000 British women. The women were all over age 50 at the onset of the study between 2005 and 2010, and none had a diagnosis of breast cancer. According to the study, the women had an average skirt … [Read more...]

Things to Make Your Holiday Guest Comfortable

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Expecting company for the holidays? If you live in a small space, it can be tricky. You want to give your guests as much of their own space as possible, and a comfortable bed. Even if you don't have a dedicated guest room, you can still make visitors feel comfortable and extra special. The Serta Raised Air Bed pops up in just a couple of minutes (deflates quickly too), and has a never-flat feature. The height, at 18 inches, is really nice for guests who … [Read more...]